Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Adolphus Walker.

Adolphus served in the Army with 784th Tank Battalion from 1942 to 1946. His unit was assigned to 5th Armored Group, which was an all-black segregated group that served during World War II.

He spent some time deployed to “Rhineland” – an area of Western Germany along the Rhine River.

Adolphus now lives in Atlanta and will be 95-years-old this month.

Thank you for your service, Adolphus!


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Published on Oct. 2, 2016

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